Robert Louis Stevenson

1850 - 1894

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on happiness and world

The world is so full of a number of things; I am sure we should all be as happy as kings.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see. He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head; And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: A Child’s Garden of Verses, My Shadow, stanza 1

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on politics, preparation, and thought

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on belief, change, devil, generosity, justice, mind, politics, and relaxation

These are my politics: to change what we can; to better what we can; but still to bear in mind that man is but a devil weakly fettered by some generous beliefs and impositions; and for no word however sounding, and no cause however just and pious, to relax the stricture on these bonds.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: The Dynamiter

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on good and rest

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There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on family, friendship, honesty, and kindness

To be honest, to be kind - To earn a little and to spend a little less, to make upon the whole a family happier for his presence, to renounce when that shall be necessary and not be embittered, to keep a few friends, but these without capitulation - above all, on the same grim condition, to keep friends with himself - here is a task for all that a man has of fortitude and delicacy.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: A Christmas Sermon

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on achievement, appreciation, children, earth, failure, improvement, inspiration, intelligence, laughter, life, love, memory, men, poetry, respect, soul, success, and world

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task, who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauties, nor failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had; whose life is an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on life and thankfulness

Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on habits and happiness

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on duty and happiness

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: Treasure Island

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